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Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How should I prepare if I intend to file for divorce in the near future?”

It is never advised to disobey a legally binding and enforceable order issued by a family court in North Carolina. Refusal or failure to follow the court order may cause you to be held in contempt of court.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What children’s expenses are covered by child support?”

In most cases, a child support obligation accounts for a large percentage of the supporting parent’s income. However, when circumstances change over time, the supporting parent may be able to petition the court to reduce their child support payments. Involuntary loss of employment or decrease in income may qualify as a “substantial change in circumstances” to lower a child support obligation in North Carolina.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “When do you get alimony?”

If your marriage is headed for divorce, there is little you can do to avoid an alimony award. However, judges in North Carolina do not automatically order alimony in every divorce case.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How long does getting a divorce take?”

Uncontested divorces, also known as amicable divorces, tend to be less complicated than contested ones. If you and your spouse are able to resolve many or all of the issues in your divorce, your divorce is considered amicable in North Carolina.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How long does getting a divorce take?”

Divorce is almost always tough for both spouses. However, the divorce process can become even more complicated when one spouse refuses to sign divorce papers. If the decision to end the marriage is not mutual, it may be difficult to finalize your divorce.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

The short answer is: no, children cannot simply decide which parent to live with under North Carolina’s family law. However, a child’s preference to live with either parent can be taken into consideration by the court during a child custody case.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

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As the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere in sight, parents and children are required to navigate online schooling and distance learning. Adjusting to the new reality can be difficult and stressful for all parents, especially divorced parents who share child custody.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Does adultery affect who gets custody?”

A partner’s addiction or problem with alcohol or drugs can put a significant strain on your relationship. In fact, addiction issues are one of the most common reasons for divorce. When marriage involves children, either parent’s substance abuse or addiction can have a detrimental effect on children.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

While some divorced and separated parents can agree on various issues surrounding child custody, many couples struggle with finding middle ground. When parents cannot reach a consensus regarding custody issues, they may need help from a neutral third party.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

In recent years, an increasing number of couples have opted for mediation and other alternative means of dispute resolution. While North Carolina courts recognize agreements regarding child custody without requiring parents to participate in the costly and emotionally-draining divorce litigation process, a court may invalidate or override such agreements if they are not in the child’s best interest.

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